By Gina Walhen
Editor’s Note: In this article, we meet three diverse women from different parts of the globe. In spite of their differences, a common thread runs through all three stories—each has been touched by one powerful book: The Great Controversy, by Ellen G. White. Read on to learn how you can become a part of this legacy.
Grateful: Wendy Luhabe, world-class entrepreneur and social activist, is grateful that she was given The Great Controversy.
Questions Answered: When she read The Great Controversy, Karen Banner found answers to her many questions.After graduating, Karen continued her search—looking for answers in many places, including a Baptist church, but did not find the answers for which she was searching. Although Karen met and eventually married a Seventh-day Adventist and attended church with him, she “still had a lot of questions that for some reason weren’t answered.”
Top to bottom: Samizdat Book: One of the many hand-typed Ellen White books secretly produced in the U.S.S.R. during the Soviet regime. SECRET WORK: Keyboard of a Russian typewriter used to produce hundreds of illegal copies ofThe Great Controversy and other books by Ellen White.Because all new typewriters in the U.S.S.R. had to be registered and were monitored by the KGB secret police, the Adventist network obtained old, broken pieces of equipment and repaired them for use in producing the precious books.
♦ 2012–2013—Every church member, congregation, department, and other church entities distribute as many copies of the book as possible.
♦Go to www.thegreathope.org for more details.To encourage members throughout the church’s 13 world divisions to distribute this book to others in their communities, the world church Executive Committee voted an initiative called The Great Controversy Project, which entails mass distribution of Ellen White’s book throughout 2012 and 2013.